Campus Point. Credit: Tony Mastres
Credit: Tony Mastres

Our research endeavors to elucidate the links between the structure and properties of electrochemical materials used, for instance, in rechargeable batteries. Our approach encompasses the synthesis and electrochemical testing of electrode/electrolyte materials, as well as the in-depth investigation of structural and electronic phenomena taking place during normal battery function. For this, we are developing novel magnetic resonance techniques, including high resolution paramagnetic solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, operando electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy, and operando magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in combination with first principles methods to facilitate the interpretation of the experimental data.